The National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) plans to meet on perchlorate regulation of drinking water October 4 and 5 in Chicago. Although the primary focus of the meeting will be on perchlorate, other issues associated with drinking water protection also will be discussed. The meeting will be held at EPA's Region 5 office in Chicago at the Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3950. On October 4 the meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time, and on October 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

The NDWAC is made up of members of the general public, state and local agencies, and private groups concerned with safe drinking water. The NDWAC advises the EPA Administrator on everything related to drinking water. There are a number of NDWAC working groups managing specific issues. All NDWAC meetings are open to the public.